Can Kuwait’s new Emir Mishaal take on powerful vested interests and boost growth?

Issue 1183 - 12 Jan 2024 | 5 minute read

Emir Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah has repeatedly called for a new approach to overhaul Kuwait’s factionalised politics and boost economic reform – a position he restated in his inaugural address on 20 December. But changing a system that appears to encourage stasis rather than co-operation will not be easy for Kuwait’s new, 83 year-old ruler. 

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